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Lecture 9 - Demon Possession

Lecture 9 - Demon Possession - o Synoptic gospels are...

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Lecture IX: Demon Possession Hermeneutics o Interpretation; major on the majors and minor on the minors Put emphasis on that which the Bible emphasizes o Demon Possession is a minor theme in the Bible Demons o Pharisees put a strong emphasis on them o Thought to be the cause of many problems in ancient world blamed on demon possession Many illnesses blamed on demons o There is no case of demon possession in the Old Testament o Only 3 references of demon possession outside the synoptic gospels(Matt., Mark, Luke), all in Acts None in the gospel of John
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Unformatted text preview: o Synoptic gospels are concentrated in the synoptic gospels o Matthew 12:22-29 Jesus is accused of casting out demons by the power of demons “any city or house divided against itself will not stand.” o Do not treat good and evil as equal forces; Satan is not God’s equal o Do not jump to the conclusion that unknown phenomena are demons o Demon Possesion Today Error 1 – Everything is demon possession Error 2 – Denying the existence of demons and possession...
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